Marta Gonçalves is the Science and Education Officer at the Portguese Space Agency, focusing on education and research related projects, like EuRoC and Zero-G Portugal – Astronaut for a Day.
She always had a special interest in the functioning of things and a fascination for space, which proved to be the ideal combination. She has a MSc in Aerospace Engineering (IST/Universty of Lisbon). The interest in people and the collective well-being was always present in the voluntary work she has done and later was extended to her professional life with the desire to contribute to space positively impacting society and economy. Before working at the Portuguese Space Agency, she worked at IN+/IST as a researcher, studying the impact of technological change in the aerospace sector.